Action Mulan Casts Gong Li, Donnie Yen, and Jet Li

Disney's Mulan. Gong Li and Jet Li. Facebook images

Disney's Mulan. Gong Li and Jet Li. Facebook images

Tons of information has been swirling the live-action remake of Mulan, with the recent announcement of Donnie Yen joining the cast of the film as of two days ago.

Mulan will still feature the young woman who disguises herself as a man to join the army in her father's place, but the difference is the antagonist.

Jet Li is one of China's most beloved actors, having shot to fame in his homeland thanks to his martial arts franchises, such as "Shaolin Temple", and gaining worldwide fame with his performance in "Lethal Weapon 4" (1998).

Jet Li is in final talks to play the emperor of China, who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one male from each household.

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The Beijing-born Li is one of China's biggest and most enduring crossover stars. She was also the star of the melodrama "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005), which helped bolster her to global fame. While Mulan is not exactly a story around lots of kung-fu fighting I'm hoping they can utilise the skills of these actors to make the action scenes more enthralling than the original animated film.

Gong Li, 52, will play a powerful witch in the film. This is yet another original character that has been created for the live action film that was not featured in the animated version. Earlier, Donnie Yen joined the cast of the film, which will be directed by Niki Caro. Perhaps no movie more challenging than Mulan, which is a Chinese story in which the only way to get any authenticity into the story would be to use a mostly Chinese cast.

Mulan's sister will be another new character being introduced in the film, and she'll be played by Xana Tang, a New Zealand actress of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. Let us know in the comment section below.

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